Recently, I had two experiences within a few days that made me think regarding system dependability. In both situations, the systems acted detached from their surrounding reality and thus became confusing or even annoying – even if it would have been easy for them to detect their reality detachment.
About a decade ago, Jeffrey Dean and Luiz André Barroso published their IMO great article “The tail at scale” in the Communications of the ACM . The article dives into the topic of latency tail-tolerance.
I did not yet write a lot about sustainability in this blog. However, I think it will become one of the mega-drivers of the upcoming years in IT. As a consequence, I think it is sensible to start pondering how to include sustainability into our daily work.